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Spinal Cord Trauma During Subarachnoid Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery: A Case Report

Palmer, Craig M. MD*; Baysinger, Curtis L. MD

doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000966
Case Reports

Spinal cord trauma can occur during subarachnoid blockade and can result in significant morbidity for the patient. Careful attention to lumbar insertion level is essential to prevent injury.

From the *Department of Anesthesiology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee.

Accepted for publication December 10, 2018.

Funding: None.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Address correspondence to Craig M. Palmer, MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine, PO Box 245114, Tucson, AZ 85724. Address e-mail to

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